We’ve unfortunately experienced that here in Western Washington too many times.
Last week in Georgia, officer Antwan Toney lost his life while serving.
Services were held to honor the 30 year-old, as the community came together to support the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s department and Toney’s family.
And as you can imagine, there were great stories shared and fond memories of the man behind the badge.
But there were condolences offered from a group you might not expect. A group of inmates from the Gwinnett County jail outside Atlanta.
At least 20 inmates signed the letter that read, “This was a tragic incident that never should have occurred. And though Law Enforcement and Criminals may be considered opposites, the intrinsic value of a human life transcends those boundaries by far. Right is Right and Wrong is Wrong. No matter the color uniform.”
The letter continued with, “We present this communication that may serve to bring healing, restoration and forgiveness to the lives of all affected by the loss of this officer.”
How about that for perspective from a place we might least expect it.
God Bless Antwan Toney, his colleagues and those inmates who showed grace.
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